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Tax hike WILL be immediate for millions of Britons despite calls to turn back as the cost of living rises

TAX will rise to millions in April as planned, despite growing pressure to turn around as the cost of living rises.

But Boris Johnson is now believed to be likely to cut VAT on energy bills after a change of opinion.

Despite rising cost of living, taxes will rise to millions in April as planned after calls for a U-turn

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Despite rising cost of living, taxes will rise to millions in April as planned after calls for a U-turnCredit: Getty
Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick is among those calling for a halt to the £12 billion tax collection

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Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick is among those calling for a halt to the £12 billion tax collectionCredit: PA

A series of leading Tories yesterday asked the Prime Minister to postpone the increase in National Insurance by 1.25 percentage points until next year.

But government insiders say there are no plans to change course and the extra cash is crucial for the NHS to recover from Covid.

Former housing secretary Robert Jenrick and former Brexit boss David Davis are among those calling for a halt to the £12bn tax collection.

It will hit pay plans in the new tax year.

A Government source said last night: “The NHS and social care money are vital to ensuring the NHS receives the funding it needs to tackle the backlog caused by the pandemic.

“This government is determined to achieve social care reform, which has been avoided for too long. NICs are a progressive way to raise money, with every individual contributing according to their means and protected. lowest pay.”

Boris Johnson comes under more pressure to cut taxes as another Cabinet minister asks him to ease the burden on struggling Britons

https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/17417948/tax-rises-will-go-ahead-calls-for-u-turn/ Tax hike WILL be immediate for millions of Britons despite calls to turn back as the cost of living rises

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